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Aug 20, 2019 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a recording of my essay Barlow's Legacy from THE PAST AND FUTURE OF THE INTERNET: Symposium for John Perry Barlow : “ Who controls the past controls the future ; w ho controls the present controls the past. ” 1 And now we are come to the great techlash , long overdue and desperately needed. With the techlash comes the political contest to assemble the narrative of What Just Happened and How We Got Here, because “ Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present...
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In my latest podcast, I read my essay "A Cycle of Renewal, Broken: How Big Tech and Big Media Abuse Copyright Law to Slay Competition" , published today on EFF's Deeplinks; it's the latest in my ongoing series of case-studies of "adversarial interoperability," where new services unseated the dominant companies by finding ways to plug into existing products against those products' manufacturers. This week's installment recounts the history of cable TV, and explains how the...
Topics: cory doctorow, podcasts, competition, adversarial interoperability, decentralized web, monopolism,...
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Aug 12, 2019 Cory Doctorow
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In my latest podcast, I read my essay "Interoperability and Privacy: Squaring the Circle , published today on EFF's Deeplinks; it's another in the series of "adversarial interoperability" explainers, this one focused on how privacy and adversarial interoperability relate to each other. Even if we do manage to impose interoperability on Facebook in ways that allow for meaningful competition, in the absence of robust anti-monopoly rules, the ecosystem that grows up around that new...
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In my latest podcast, I read my essay "IBM PC Compatible": how adversarial interoperability saved PCs from monopolization , published today on EFF's Deeplinks; it's another installment in my series about "adversarial interoperability," and the role it has historically played in keeping tech open and competitive. This time, I relate the origin story of the "PC compatible" computer, with help from Tom Jennings (inventor of FidoNet!) who played a key role in the...
Topics: cory doctorow, podcasts, competition, adversarial interoperability, decentralized web, monopolism,...
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Jul 28, 2019 Cory Doctorow
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In my latest podcast, I read my essay Adblocking: How About Nah? , published last week on EFF's Deeplinks; it's the latest installment in my series about "adversarial interoperability," and the role it has historically played in keeping tech open and competitive, and how that role is changing now that yesterday's scrappy startups have become today's bloated incumbents, determined to prevent anyone from disrupting them they way they disrupted tech in their early days. At the height of...
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Jul 22, 2019 Cory Doctorow
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In my latest podcast, I read my essay SAMBA versus SMB: Adversarial Interoperability is Judo for Network Effects , published last week on EFF's Deeplinks; it's a furhter exploration of the idea of "adversarial interoperability" and the role it has played in fighting monopolies and preserving competition, and how we could use it to restore competition today. In tech, "network effects" can be a powerful force to maintain market dominance: if everyone is using Facebook, then...
Topics: cory doctorow, podcasts, competition, adversarial interoperability, decentralized web, monopolism
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Jul 15, 2019 Cory Doctorow
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In my latest podcast, I read my essay Occupy Gotham , published in Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman , commemorating the 1000th issue of Batman comics. It's an essay about the serious hard problem of trusting billionaires to solve your problems, given the likelihood that billionaires are the cause of your problems. A thousand issues have gone by, nearly 80 years have passed, and Batman still hasn't cleaned up Gotham. If the formal definition of insanity it trying the same thing and expecting...
Topics: cory doctorow, comics, batman, podcast, inequality, spoken word, piketty, occupy gotham
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Jul 9, 2019 Cory Doctorow
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In my latest podcast, I read my May Locus column: Steering with the Windshield Wipers . It makes the argument that much of the dysfunction of tech regulation -- from botched anti-sex-trafficking laws to the EU's plan to impose mass surveillance and censorship to root out copyright infringement -- are the result of trying to jury-rig tools to fix the problems of monopolies, without using anti-monopoly laws, because they have been systematically gutted for 40 years. A lack of competition rewards...
Topics: cory doctorow, competition, antitrust, podcasts, science fiction, article 13, article 17, eucd, eu,...
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Jul 2, 2019 Cory Doctorow
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In my latest podcast, I read my new Locus column: Fake News is an Oracle For many years, I've been arguing that while science fiction can't predict the future, it can reveal important truths about the present: the stories writers tell reveal their hopes and fears about technology, while the stories that gain currency in our discourse and our media markets tell us about our latent societal aspirations and anxieties. Fake news is another important barometer of our societal pressure: when we talk...
Topics: cory doctorow, competition, antitrust, podcasts, science fiction, disinformation, fake news,...
I just published the 300th installment of my podcast, which has been going since 2006 (!); I present a reading of my EFF Deeplinks essay Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age to Slay Today's Monopolies , where I introduce the idea of "Adversarial Interoperability," which allows users and toolsmiths to push back against monopolists. Facebook's advantage is in "network effects": the idea that Facebook increases in value with every...
Topics: cory doctorow, competition, antitrust, decentralization, mp3s, podcasts, audio, trustbusting,...
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My closing keynote at the Grand Reopening of the Public Domain event sponsored by Creative Commons and held at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, California, on January 25, 2019. Ripped from the livestream . ( here's the audio )
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My closing keynote at the Grand Reopening of the Public Domain event sponsored by Creative Commons and held at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, California, on January 25, 2019. Ripped from the livestream . ( here's the video )
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Dec 24, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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An annual tradition! Poesy is now ten years old -- nearly 11 -- and this year, she offers us a makeup tutorial.
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Dec 16, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's my reading (MP3) of my Locus column, " What is the Internet For? " (which asks, "Is the internet a revolutionary technology?") and my short story for the fiftieth anniversary of Reason Magazine, Sole and Despotic Dominion , which builds on my 2015 Guardian column, If Dishwashers Were iPhones .
Topics: cory doctorow, cypherpunks, drm, copyfight, dmca, dmca 1201, apollo, eff, crypto wars
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Sep 17, 2018 Cory Doctorw
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Here's my reading (MP3) of Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back , written for EFF Deeplinks on the morning of the EU's catastrophic decision to vote in the new Copyright Directive with all its worst clauses intact.
Topics: cory doctorow, eff, article 13, article 11, eucd, copyright directive, fixcopyright, censorship...
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Jul 16, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's my reading (MP3) of Zuck's Empire of Oily Rags , a Locus Magazine column about the corruption implicit in surveillance capitalism, which creates giant risks to users by collecting sensitive information about them in order to eke out tiny gains in the efficacy of targeted advertising. The commercial surveillance industry may not be very good at selling us fridges, but they're very good at locating racists and thugs and getting them to support violent political movements.
Topics: cory doctorow, locus magazine, corporatism, #deletefacebook, corruption, zuboff
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Jun 25, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's my reading (MP3) of Let's get better at demanding better from tech , a Locus Magazine column about the need to enlist moral, ethical technologists in the fight for a better technological future. It was written before the death of EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, whose life's work was devoted to this proposition, and before the Google uprising over Project Maven, in which technologists killed millions in military contracts by refusing to build AI systems for the Pentagon's drones.
Topics: cory doctorow, locus magazine, project maven, corporatism, a better world
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Jun 11, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's the fourth and final part of my reading (MP3) of Petard ( part one , part two , part three ), a story from MIT Tech Review's Twelve Tomorrows , edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz -- about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem.
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May 30, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's the third part of my reading (MP3) of Petard ( part one , part two ), a story from MIT Tech Review's Twelve Tomorrows , edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz -- about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem.
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May 14, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's the second part of my reading (MP3) of Petard ( part one ), a story from MIT Tech Review's Twelve Tomorrows , edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz -- about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem.
Topics: science fiction, cory doctorow, podcasts, audiobooks, spoken word, aaronsw, mit, mit tech review,...
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May 3, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's the first part of my reading (MP3) of Petard , a story from MIT Tech Review's Twelve Tomorrows , edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz -- about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem.
Topics: science fiction, cory doctorow, podcasts, audiobooks, spoken word, aaronsw, mit, mit tech review,...
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Apr 2, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part eight of my reading (MP3) ( party seven , part six , part five , part four , part three , part two , part one ) of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway .
Topics: science fiction, burning man, cory doctorow, podcasts, audiobooks, spoken word, 3d printing, space...
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Mar 26, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part seven of my reading (MP3) ( part six , part five , part four , part three , part two , part one ) of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway .
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Mar 16, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part six of my reading (MP3) ( part five , part four , part three , part two , part one ) of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway .
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Feb 20, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part five of my reading (MP3) ( partt four , part three , part two , part one ) of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway .
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Feb 12, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part four of my reading (MP3) ( part three , part two , part one ) of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway .
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Jan 30, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part three of my reading (MP3) ( part two , part one ) of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway . MP3
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Jan 16, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part two of my reading of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway .
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Jan 2, 2018 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part one of my reading (MP3) of The Man Who Sold the Moon , my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation story and was a kind of practice run for my 2017 novel Walkaway .
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Dec 23, 2017 Cory Doctorow
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For nearly every year since my daughter Poesy was old enough to sing, we've recorded a Christmas podcast; but we missed it in 2016, due to the same factors that made the podcast itself dormant for a couple years -- my crazy busy schedule. But this year, we're back, with my off-key accompaniment to her excellent "Deck the Halls," as well as some of her favorite slime recipes, and a promise that I'll be taking up podcasting again in the new year, starting with a serialized reading of my...
Topics: corydoctorow, parenting, xmas, baphometmas
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May 1, 2017 Cory Doctorow
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Here's Wil Wheaton reading "Communist Party," the opening chapter of "Walkaway," my first novel for adults since 2009's "Makers." Wil is joined on the independently produced audiobook by Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls), Mirron Willis, Gabrielle de Cuir, Lisa Renee Pitts and Justine Eyre. It was directed by Gabrielle de Cuir for Skyboat Media and mastered by John Taylor Williams for Wryneck Studios. You can buy the 15-hour...
Topics: science fiction, audiobooks, happy mutants, wil wheaton, cory Doctorow
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Dec 25, 2015 Cory Doctorow
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It's been a year since I last sat down to podcast, and a lot has happened since then -- and I'm hoping to have an audio setup going soon!
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Jul 28, 2015 Cory Doctorow
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Here's the Q&A portion of the Cory Doctorow in Conversation event I did to benefit the Clarion West Writers' Workshop in Seattle on July 28, 2015. The audio was provided Frank Catalano, who also conducted the interview.
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Jun 19, 2015 New America Foundation
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Cory Doctorow – science fiction author, journalist and co-editor of the blog Boing Boing – joins New America's Peter Singer and Passcode's Sara Sorcher to talk about society's "peak indifference" to the Surveillance State, what policies could stand in the way of a future Internet utopia, whether young people actually care about their privacy online, and what a future world war might look like in the 2020s. Dan Kaufman, director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office, chats about...
Topic: cybersecurity
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Dec 22, 2014 Cory Doctorow and Poesy Taylor Doctorow
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It's that time again! School is out, but I'm still working, so the kid came to the office with me, just in time to record a new podcast. This year, Poesy performs a stirring rendition of Jingle Bells, with dirty words!
Topics: Xmas, corydoctorow, daddydaughter
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Oct 26, 2014 Seattle Town Hall
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On October 26, Hieroglyph contributors Cory Doctorow and Neal Stephenson and co-editor Ed Finn appeared at Town Hall Seattle , in an event titled “Reigniting Society’s Ambition with Science Fiction.”
Topics: science fiction, optimism, science, stem
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Sep 1, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading (MP3) of the first part of my story "Petard: A Tale of Just Desserts" from the new MIT Tech Review anthology Twelve Tomorrows , edited by Bruce Sterling. The anthology also features fiction by William Gibson, Lauren Beukes, Chris Brown, Pat Cadigan, Warren Ellis, Joel Garreau, and Paul Graham Raven. The 2013 summer anthology was a huge hit -- Gardner Dozois called it "one of the year’s best SF anthologies to date, perhaps the best."
Topics: science fiction, mit
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Jun 23, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading (MP3) of my latest Guardian column, How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage , which examines how Hachette's insistence on DRM for their ebooks has taken away all their negotiating leverage with Amazon, resulting in Amazon pulling Hachette's books from its catalog in the course of a dispute over discounting: Under US law (the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and its global counterparts (such as the EUCD), only the company that put the DRM on a copyrighted work can remove...
Topics: drm, business, publishing, amazon, podcasts, corydoctorow, petard
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Jun 16, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of a short story I wrote for the July, 2014 issue of Wired UK in the form of a news dispatch from the year 2024 -- specifically, a parliamentary sketch from a raucous Prime Minister's Question Time where a desperate issue of computer security rears its head: Quick: what do all of these have in common: your gran's cochlear implant, the Whatsapp stack, the Zipcar by your flat, the Co-Op's 3D printing kiosk, a Boots dispensary, your Virgin thermostat, a set of Tata artificial...
Topics: wired, lawful interception, adversarial compatibility, anticircumvention, eucd, dmca, floss,...
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Jun 13, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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In his keynote speech for The Literary Consultancy's 2014 conference, author and renowned digital publishing pioneer Cory Doctorow talks about his creative experiments on and offline, and addresses head-on the thorny question of ‘Intellectual Property in a Digital Age’. The conference is taking place until this Sunday - you can follow today's action at the Guardian Book Blog's liveblog , on Twitter with #TLC14 . Learn more about TLC and the conference at literaryconsultancy.co.uk
Topics: publishing, copyright, drm
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Jun 9, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of a recent Guardian column, 'Cybersecurity' begins with integrity, not surveillance , in which I suggest that the reason to oppose mass surveillance is independent of whether it "works" or not -- the reason to oppose mass surveillance is that mass surveillance is an inherently immoral act: The Washington Post journalist Barton Gellman and I presented an introductory session at SXSW before Edward Snowden's appearance, and he made a thought-provoking comparison between...
Topics: torture, surveillance, podcast, corydoctorow, snowden, nsa
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Jun 2, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading (MP3) of a my latest Locus column, How to Talk to Your Children About Mass Surveillance , in which I describe the way that I've explained the Snowden affair to my six-year-old: So I explained to my daughter that there was a man who was a spy, who discovered that the spies he worked for were breaking the law and spying on everyone, capturing all their e-mails and texts and video-chats and web-clicks. My daughter has figured out how to use a laptop, phone, or tablet to peck out a...
Topics: snowden, sxsw, surveillance, privacy, parenting, corydoctorow, podcast
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May 19, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of a my latest Guardian column, Firefox's adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart , a close analysis of the terrible news that Mozilla has opted to add closed source DRM to its flagship Firefox browser: The decision to produce systems that treat internet users as untrusted adversaries to be controlled by their computers was clearly taken out of a sense of desperation and inevitability. It’s clear that Mozilla plans to do everything it can to mitigate the harms from its...
Topics: mozilla, podcast, drm, w3c, copyfight, corydoctorow
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May 12, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of a my Guardian column, Why it is not possible to regulate robots , which discusses where and how robots can be regulated, and whether there is any sensible ground for "robot law" as distinct from "computer law." One thing that is glaringly absent from both the Heinleinian and Asimovian brain is the idea of software as an immaterial, infinitely reproducible nugget at the core of the system. Here, in the second decade of the 21st century, it seems to me that...
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Here's a reading of a my latest Guardian column, Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom , which tries to make sense of the disastrous news that the Federal Communications Commission is contemplating rules to allow ISPs to demand bribes from publishers in exchange for letting you see the webpages you ask for. There's a useful analogy to the phone company that I've written about here before: you pay for your phone service every month. The pizza place on the...
Topics: net neutrality, business, corruption, corydoctorow, podcasts, telcoms
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Mar 31, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading (MP3) of a my November, 2013 Locus column, Collective Action , in which I propose an Internet-enabled "Magnificent Seven" business model for foiling corruption, especially copyright- and patent-trolling. In this model, victims of extortionists find each other on the Internet and pledge to divert a year's worth of "license fees" to a collective defense fund that will be used to invalidate a patent or prove that a controversial copyright has lapsed. The name...
Topics: collective action, patent trolls, trolls, business, economics, floss, copyfight, podcasts, science...
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Mar 24, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of a recent Guardian column, What happens with digital rights management in the real world where I attempt to explain the technological realpolitik of DRM, which has nothing much to do with copyright, and everything to do with Internet security. The entertainment industry calls DRM "security" software, because it makes them secure from their customers. Security is not a matter of abstract absolutes, it requires a context. You can't be "secure," generally --...
Topics: drm, copyfight, podcast, corydocotrow
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Mar 17, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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My latest Guardian column, If GCHQ wants to improve national security it must fix our technology where I try to convey the insanity of spy agencies that weaken Internet security in order to make it easier for them to spy on people, by comparing this to germ warfare. Last year, when I finished that talk in Seattle, a talk about all the ways that insecure computers put us all at risk, a woman in the audience put up her hand and said, “Well, you’ve scared the hell out of me. Now what do I do?...
Topics: nsa, gchq, security, snowden
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Mar 3, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of my latest Locus column, Cold Equations and Moral Hazard which considers the way that science fiction can manipulate our ideas about the technical necessity for human misery, and how that narrative can be hijacked for self-serving ends. Apparently, editor John W. Campbell sent back three rewrites in which the pilot figured out how to save the girl. He was adamant that the universe must punish the girl. The universe wasn’t punishing the girl, though. Godwin was – and so...
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Feb 3, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of a recent Guardian column, What does David Cameron's Great Firewall look like? which debunks the UK government's stupid arguments for its national anti-porn firewall: David Cameron's attempt to create a Made-in-Britain version of Iran's "Halal Internet" is the worst of both worlds for parents like me. Kids are prevented from seeing things that they need to access – sites about sexual health, for example – and I still have to monitor my daughter all the time when...
Topics: censorship, uk, politics, porn
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Jan 27, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of my latest Locus column, Cheap Writing Tricks , which discusses the mysterious business of why stories are satisfying, and how to make them so: Plots are funny things. In the real world, stuff is always happening, but it’s not a plot. People live. People die. People are made glorious or miserable. Things eagerly awaited are realized, or hopes are cruelly dashed. Love is gained; love is lost. But all these things are not a plot – they lack the fundamental tidiness and...
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Topics: writing, podcast, corydoctorow, science fiction
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Jan 20, 2014 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of my latest Guardian column, "Digital failures are inevitable, but we need them to be graceful," (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/16/digital-failures-software) about the social and political factors that make all the difference when choosing technologies. Banshee fails gracefully because its authors don't attempt any lock-in. When I find myself diverging from the design philosophy of Banshee to the extent that I want to use a rival system to manage my...
Topics: floss, podcast
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Jan 13, 2014 Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
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Here's the second, concluding part of my reading of my 2003 short story "Flowers From Al," written with Charlie Stross for New Voices in Science Fiction (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0756401682/downandoutint-20), a Mike Resnick anthology. It's a pervy, weird story of transhuman romance. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast....
Topics: science fiction, singularity, sex, cstross, corydoctorow, podcast
Cory Doctorow Podcast
Jan 6, 2014 Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
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Here's part one of my 2003 short story "Flowers From Al," written with Charlie Stross for "New Voices in Science Fiction" (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0756401682/downandoutint-20), a Mike Resnick anthology. It's a pervy, weird story of transhuman romance.
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Dec 28, 2013 Glenn Greenwald
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Glenn Greenwald's keynote at the 30th Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg, Germany Thanks to Gerlinde Schneider for supplying the accompanying transcript in HTML and Markdown (txt).
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Dec 23, 2013 Poesy Taylor Doctorow and Cory Doctorow
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Our annual daddy-daughter pre-Christmas podcast!
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Dec 16, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part three of a reading of my novella Lawful Interception (http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/08/lawful-interception), a sequel, of sorts, to Little Brother (http://craphound.com/littlebrother) and Homeland (http://craphound.com/homeland). In addition to the free online read, you can buy this as an ebook single (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EMST9SU/downandoutint-20) (DRM-free, of course!) Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Dec 9, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part two of a reading of my novella Lawful Interception (http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/08/lawful-interception), a sequel, of sorts, to Little Brother (http://craphound.com/littlebrother) and Homeland (http://craphound.com/homeland). In addition to the free online read, you can (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EMST9SU/downandoutint-20) buy this as an ebook single (DRM-free, of course!).
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Dec 2, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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In this week's installment of my podcast, I break my long hiatus with the first part of a reading of my novella Lawful Interception, (http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/08/lawful-interception) a sequel, of sorts, to Little Brother (http://craphound.com/littlebrother) and Homeland (http://craphound.com/homeland). In addition to the free online read, you can buy this as an ebook single (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EMST9SU/downandoutint-20) (DRM-free, of course!).
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Sep 16, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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How to foil NSA sabotage: use a dead man's switch In this week's podcast, I read aloud a recent Guardian column, "How to foil NSA sabotage: use a dead man's switch," (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/09/nsa-sabotage-dead-mans-switch) which proposes a "dead-man's switch" service that'll tip people off when the NSA serves a secret order demanding that Web operators sabotage their systems. No one's ever tested this approach in court, and I can't say whether a...
Topics: nsa, spooks, snowden, prism, fisa, nsl
Cory Doctorow Podcast
Aug 12, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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In this week's podcast, I read aloud a recent Guardian column, "Metadata – a wartime drama": http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/jul/05/metadata-wartime-drama-privacy Which imagines a dialog between Alan Turing and Winston Churchill that might have taken place if the UK Home Secretary Theresa May had been Turing's line-manager "All we can tell with this analysis is who is speaking, what equipment they use to speak, whom else they speak to, who the messages are addressed...
Topics: podcasts, metadata, spooks, nsa, turing, bletchleypark, crypto
Cory Doctorow Podcast
Aug 5, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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In this week's podcast, I read aloud my latest Locus Magazine column, "Teaching Computers Shows Us How Little We Understand About Ourselves": http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2013/07/cory-doctorow-teaching-computers-shows-us-how-little-we-understand-about-ourselves/ which concerns itself with the ways that we're recklessly formalizing critical elements of human identity such as "names" and "families" for the convenience of corporations and their IT systems and...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Jul 30, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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In honour of the Great Firewall of Cameron -- the UK government's plan to force ISPs to turn on network-level spying and censorship of "adult" material -- I've read aloud "There's no way to stop children viewing porn in Starbucks" , a column I wrote for the Guardian the last time the UK government floating this idiotic proposal, explaining, comprehensively, why this is such a stupid, stupid idea. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Jul 8, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a read-aloud of my recent Guardian column, "<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2013/jun/14/nsa-prism">The NSA's Prism: why we should care</a>, which sets out the reasons for caring about the recent revelations of bulk, warrantless, suspicionless, indiscriminate surveillance.
Topics: prism, privacy, surveillance, spooks, snowden
Cory Doctorow Podcast
Jun 13, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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The Institute for the Future commissioned me to write a story about the "Internet of Things," and I wrote them a piece called By His Things Will You Know Him , about death, networks, and computers. It's part of an anthology called "An Aura of Familiarity: Visions from the Coming Age of Networked Matter," which we'll be publishing on Boing Boing in the following weeks. The stories to come are from great authors including Rudy Rucker, Ramez Naam, Bruce Sterling, Madeline...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
May 28, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by m planning a prequel. volume As part of that, planning'I going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part nine, in which the reading concludes. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
May 20, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by m planning a prequel. volume As part of that, planning'I going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part eight. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
May 13, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by m planning a prequel. volume As part of that, planning'I going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part seven. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
May 6, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by m planning a prequel. volume As part of that, planning'I going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part six. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Apr 29, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by planning a prequel volume. As part of that planning, I'm going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part five. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Apr 15, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by planning a prequel volume. As part of that planning, I'm going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part three. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Mar 25, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by planning a prequel volume. As part of that planning, I'm going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part two. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Mar 18, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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As I mentioned in my March Locus column , I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by planning a prequel volume. As part of that planning, I'm going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part one. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Mar 11, 2013 Cory Doctorow
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Here's a reading of my recent Locus column, Ten Years On , in which I reflect on my first decade as a novelist and discuss a possible further volume related to Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom , my first-ever novel: I never thought I’d write a sequel. The allure of writing books has always been the experience of discovering and exploring a place and people that have been cooked up by my imagination. By the time I’ve squeezed the book out through my fingertips, I’m generally pretty sick...
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Cory Doctorow Podcast
Dec 23, 2012 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part four of a reading of my novella Lawful Interception (http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/08/lawful-interception), a sequel, of sorts, to Little Brother (http://craphound.com/littlebrother) and Homeland (http://craphound.com/homeland). In addition to the free online read, you canbuy this as an ebook single (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EMST9SU/downandoutint-20)(DRM-free, of course!) Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com John Taylor Williams is a...
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